Yesterday was a “test”. The NG tube (the tube in his nose that pumps bile and such out of his stomach) was clamped off. If the fistula did not leak much in the following 24 hours they would remove the tube. Dad passed his test and the tube was removed this morning. Dad never really liked the NG (possibly because his nostril formed a permanent crease in its place after having the tube there for so long in 2009). This time the tube had fallen into that same familiar crease. Now the tube its gone. It’s amazing how much more photogenic one looks without a long straw sticking out of one’s nostril and a bandaid covering one’s nose.
Mom and Dad
Bonnie and Dad
A tentative plan for tomorrow – MOVE TO THE REHAB floor! Cross your fingers (or better yet say a little prayer). - Tracy